Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Neiman Marcus

This Dallas landmark is the luxury department store Neiman Marcus which Started here in 1907. The current building was built in 1914 after a fire destroyed the original. Every Christmas they mail out the "Neiman Marcus Christmas Book" filled with unique and over the top gifts for people who have more money than they know what to do with.

Here are some examples from 2007.

Montana Wilderness Package -- $2,300,000."The mountains of Paradise Valley frame nearly 11,000 unspoiled acres in the Yellowstone ecosystem of Montana. Once you get away to Ameya Preserve, nestled in this pristine valley, you'll never want to go back home. Along with helping to protect much of this land for future generations, you get direct ownership of ten acres of heaven. Your home site comes with a private gourmet dinner prepared by Alice Waters, using locally grown and sustainably raised ingredients. Your dinner guests: a collection of artists, authors, and scientists. Your dining music? Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, or maestro Peter Oundjian. Did we mention the dinosaur digs, the fly fishing, the space observatory?"

A Gem Triton 1000 Submarine - $,1,440,000.
"A Private Classical Fantasy Concert for 500, hosted by Regis Philbin -- $1,590,000. A private holiday concert for you and 499 of your closest friends in your hometown. Classical lovers, hold on to your batons. The world-famous Kirov Orchestra featuring firebrand piano virtuoso Lola Astanova and led by uber-maestro Valery Gergiev, performing the Nutcracker Suite, the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, and another Tchaikovsky masterpiece of your choice. Hosted by Regis Philbin! The concert will be filmed as an after-party favor for each of your guests. You even get to keep the Steinway Concert Grand after all the artists autograph it."

A 305 Carat Uncut Diamond Necklace -- $1,000,000.

So have you received any of the Neiman Marcus Christmas fantasy items?


  1. What is this!I'm afraid here thinking of I couldn't afford neither a simple perfume from this place!Imagine these "dreams"!Are you kidding? :-))
    Great post James!
    The second picture is sooooo "Breakfast at Tiffany's", sooooo Audrey Hepburn, and it would be filmed in Dallas! Why not!
    Okay...let's dream!
    God bless you
    Léia ( By the way...thank you for your kind words!)

  2. Hi Léia,
    I'm way too cheap to shop there, but sometimes it's fun to look, maybe I'll take pictures inside.
    Hmm.. "Breakfast at Neiman Marcus" Nah,It would never work. I'll stick with Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany I love that movie.

    Que tenha um bom dia!
    That's all the Portuguese I know. :-)